kassad to coach Wolf for ESL One
Time: 2014-08-04 23:55
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović has been hired by Indian team Wolf to help them prepare for ESL One Cologne and coach them at the $250,000 event itself.

A few weeks ago we announced that the ex-LGB slot will be redistributed to an Indian representative, while also mentioning that ESL India is looking for a coach to help the qualifier winners prepare for ESL One Cologne.

Main favorites Wolf ended up winners of India's qualifier and they have now found their coach for the next two weeks in form of Serbian retired player Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović.


kassad will be heading to India to coach Wolf

Trifunović was a member of the best Balkan team in CS:GO so far, which went under various names – iNation, Refuse, GamePub – last of which saw him turn to a coaching role and help Nikola "NiKolinho" Kovač & co. beat Astana Dragons and finish third at SLTV StarSeries VIII last December.

Since the disbandment of GamePub earlier this year he has been inactive, barring a few appearances at local tournaments with mix teams, and now he will travel to Mumbai, India where he will coach the biggest underdogs of the $250,000 tournament.

"I am glad to be somewhat back in the CS:GO scene and that I have the chance to help someone. As far as this whole project is concerned, the guys in team Wolf are very positive people and they have a lot of potential, while the people behind this whole thing are very serious and professional and I am proud to be a part of this project." – Trifunović said to HLTV.org before embarking on his trip to India

For the next two weeks Wolf will have:

Tejas "Ace" Sawant
Ritesh "RiTz" Shah
Ayush "aStarrr" Deora
Jigar "sMx" Mehta
Aakash "RiX" More

Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Trifunović will accompany the team to Gamescom where he will continue being their coach as they attempt to upset one of the big dogs in group A - NiP, HellRaisers and Epsilon.

well.. I could've saved it for a better news article, but what the hell.

n1

Post edited 2014-08-04 23:57:02
2014-08-04 23:56:33
But Indian do speak English right?...Hope they will have a good language course in India...
2014-08-05 13:32:06
I think team wolf must've been on drugs to hire an EU player to coach, *facepalm*, should opt for an American coach.
2014-08-05 14:43:52
Bro, back off!
don't insult our country.
but nevermind, It's true that there will be many to pull you back from your achievements.
and yeah, i can smell that burn.
2014-08-05 19:13:54
Yeah like till now we were speaking in your language here on hltv. We speak better than you but i have no hard feelings for you, you have a reason to burn my Lil Chinese guy :P
2014-08-05 20:45:27
India fan go take HARTSSSSS is better !
2014-08-05 23:41:59
+
2014-08-06 10:39:59
LOL you Chinese guys are so retarded, Go play Fifa or mortal kombat -_- ! And i do smell burns a**hol* ! Go eat noodles with your chopsticks !
2014-08-06 06:44:25
already raged~~ waiting for dat 16-0
2014-08-06 18:10:53
This is the problem with all chineese people.
Open your small eyes first :D
2014-08-13 16:49:07
at least we dont need foreigners to teach us how to play~~ ^ ^
2014-08-14 01:51:31
by: CI<3
#2
lol
2014-08-04 23:57:09
thought same
2014-08-05 00:22:27
it's time to bring ozstrik3r to coach nip I guess
2014-08-05 00:48:30
nah, fiffy is NiP's future coach ;)
2014-08-05 02:55:53
+1
2014-08-05 04:00:14
hope he has a strong stomach
2014-08-04 23:57:37
hahahah
2014-08-05 12:18:38
much better now
2014-08-04 23:58:14
LOLed
2014-08-04 23:58:21
RIP Wolf
2014-08-04 23:59:10
you don't even know who is kassad :/
2014-08-05 01:17:08
probably the worst csgo player i've ever seen, so yeah...

http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=181&gameid=2
(scroll down) :PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

also: http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=3291&..

OUCH
2014-08-05 06:08:01
Good player doesnt need to be good coach and vice versa. its a fact.

Post edited 2014-08-05 06:53:33
2014-08-05 06:45:06
sure, but kassad is just bad overall XD
2014-08-05 17:03:47
and you are what? GTR's big brother?
2014-08-05 20:54:37
man, i want to be on your side with this one but jesus, those stats are bad!
2014-08-07 02:24:14
by: lurppis - HLTV.org
#116
you can be an amazing coach without having the hand-eye coordination etc required to be a top player.
2014-08-05 08:28:52
This

Post edited 2014-08-05 12:19:45
2014-08-05 12:19:36
Would fiff be a good coach in your opinion then lurppis?
2014-08-05 14:01:22
by: lurppis - HLTV.org
#158
i would assume he could be. he led nip successfully for a while, and clearly has a ton of knowledge about the game (based on what i've heard him say). in fact, if he ever gets removed from nip, i suspect they will hire him as a coach, if he wants the gig.
2014-08-05 14:42:43
But that will probably never happen. If he would get removed, he wouldn't be going alone either.
2014-08-05 14:54:25
Hey lurppis, i really thought you would be the coach, considering the fan following you have in India and your friendship with ATE ppl n all.
2014-08-05 15:01:01
by: lurppis - HLTV.org
#162
no one contacted me about coaching wolf (or any other team, for that matter). otherwise i would have looked into it on a case-by-case basis.
2014-08-05 15:05:11
cant be worster then fifflaren
2014-08-05 16:47:16
unfortuneatly it's possible :O
2014-08-05 17:04:39
understand the meaning of coach...
take for example football...you hire them for tactical knowhow rather than for their once skill level
2014-08-05 19:46:07
by: joniM
#7
???
2014-08-04 23:59:17
inb4 they wrek the whole NA and EU cs scene lol
2014-08-04 23:59:53
no
2014-08-05 00:09:09
yes, they have secretly practiced against hard bots 24/7 for six months :P
2014-08-05 00:23:17
LOL
2014-08-05 02:07:46
Moving on to expert soon. Look out EU!
2014-08-05 13:35:21
They can wreck EU teams but NA teams gonna be too much for them.
2014-08-05 14:39:09
fun.
2014-08-05 23:23:15
hf :)
2014-08-05 00:00:58
gl with it
2014-08-05 00:01:08
by: uno1
#11
hf
2014-08-05 00:01:10
n1
2014-08-05 00:01:20
best move
2014-08-05 00:01:20
that's great news for wolf. they wont achieve much ofc but it doesnt matter.
2014-08-05 00:01:30
when he was in vienna he was the most vocal player ive ever seen in CS mayb it helps the indians :)
2014-08-05 00:02:32
maybe they'll gather up about 4 rounds now in the whole tournament.
2014-08-05 00:02:34
Including warmup
2014-08-05 00:20:44
nice name
2014-08-05 04:01:44
with this change new top 1
2014-08-05 00:02:46
Oh boy
2014-08-05 00:03:27
Just realized RiTz is WCG player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW9H2mSHVjw
2014-08-05 00:05:53
Gl hf
2014-08-05 00:06:00
should've got NiKo to make their AWPer a top one
2014-08-05 00:06:20
expected
2014-08-05 00:08:13
ahaaa, kassad
2014-08-05 00:10:24
Why are they even trying?
2014-08-05 00:12:06
to impress your mom, sorry no offense :D
2014-08-05 19:50:08
^ LOL
2014-08-06 06:48:05
rofl
2014-08-05 00:12:07
kassadin?
2014-08-05 00:14:21
gl
2014-08-05 00:14:50
lol
2014-08-05 00:15:40
ok worst serbian player teaching.
2014-08-05 00:16:08
maybe the worst player but the best leader
2014-08-05 00:25:18
best active igl without doubt
2014-08-05 01:43:55
ksn...
2014-08-06 13:03:07
sta?
2014-08-06 19:36:56
Expected
2014-08-05 00:16:25
right...
2014-08-05 04:02:42
what? who? hahahahahhahahaha, damn newbies.
2014-08-05 00:16:39
7-1
2014-08-05 07:10:56
First Brazilian comment and BAM! Fucked her right in the pussy. I bursted laughing...
2014-08-05 22:45:31
i had to do that m8, just because of "newbies" =)
2014-08-05 23:39:27
stfu 7-1 never forget
2014-08-05 11:57:02
by: x4^
#155
still better than brazil scene
2014-08-05 13:58:27
I am pretty sure they can do harder than your wife you calm yo nuts :)
2014-08-06 15:55:00
i think ur underestimating these guys :P just like u did with vox u said not more than 5 rounds almost did made it out of grps

GO4INDIA !!!!!
2014-08-05 00:16:51
They lost both games?
2014-08-05 13:07:40
we know a bit more about vox now, we have seen a few aus teams internationally. We don't no anything about this indian team and rarely see them internationally.
2014-08-07 02:25:38
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

2014-08-05 00:17:00
to be fair nobody expected london conspiracy to do as well as they did, mouz to do as well as they did, or infused to draw with iBP and take 12 rounds off NiP at Gfinity.

they will probably get destroyed, but i wont be surprised if they do better than expected also

if they are serious about this and they study demos and play hard for the next 2 weeks they could cause an upset.

Post edited 2014-08-05 00:22:54
2014-08-05 00:22:15
No offence but this guy could be coached by almost every player attending this event. :D
2014-08-05 00:22:20
he is probably the best balkan igl
2014-08-05 01:44:33
lol ok
2014-08-05 00:23:55
One of the better coaches out there really good to see for team wolf GL bro
2014-08-05 00:24:04
good move, gogo kassad! :)
2014-08-05 00:25:03
who
2014-08-05 00:25:44
HLTV trolling them :D

Post edited 2014-08-05 00:31:44
2014-08-05 00:31:29
rip other teams
2014-08-05 00:33:11
hahaha ggwp wolf take the win
2014-08-05 00:39:36
That's exactly what they needed, wolf to win the tournament, kassad to be on the Hall Of Fame of csgo coach.

#wolfroadtocologne
2014-08-05 00:43:40
LOL
2014-08-05 00:43:48
ye, every team will now have a coach :D
2014-08-05 00:44:21
gl XD
2014-08-05 00:45:44
One suggestions for the Indian team is to not study demos of top teams they wont use strats against u guys and probably under estimate u and rush from all sides, I would suggest u guys concentrate on holding positions as T's and hitting the shots.
2014-08-05 00:49:31
You are right. I will tell what will happen.

Almost in both the match, nip or (hr/epsilon) will win the knife round. So, they will choose ct most probably. So wolf will start as t. And however wolf try right now on strats and team play but as they are not experienced of LAN pressure and strong defense, they will not be able to stick their plan. They will start rush in each round and they will be lost.

If there will be ct wolf, then as you have said it is absolutely correct that they have to be concentrated and perfect in holding positions and sites. but i doubt they could do it against top level teams and also in pressured LAN conditions.
2014-08-05 05:57:26
they have a chance against Vox Eminor, OverGaming(if they dont turn into the best dark horses after the changes) and maybe even mouz..
2014-08-05 00:52:15
Except their group is NiP, HellRaisers and Epsilon. 0 chance. <10 rounds total.
2014-08-05 02:45:26
where is groups link?????i lost it
2014-08-05 13:32:30
by: pmb
#92
i think ur underestimating Vox a bit
2014-08-05 03:29:33
gl guys
2014-08-05 00:59:02
A few weeks ago we announced that the ex-LGB slot will be redistributed to an Indian representative
why
2014-08-05 00:59:12
good morning
2014-08-05 07:16:51
k-assad
2014-08-05 00:59:37
ass + sad? sad ass¿?¿?¿?¿? I LIKE HPPY ASS :D
2014-08-05 01:01:40
USrael

Post edited 2014-08-05 01:05:55
2014-08-05 01:05:35
denishit ;>
2014-08-05 01:30:52
gl wolf
2014-08-05 01:01:55
I would love if he continues coaching them even after ESL.
2014-08-05 01:02:22
gl but still youre not going to win one match :d
2014-08-05 01:02:53
We got Doctor Paul for counter strike global offensive too :)))
Glad to have you sir NeBuSC2
2014-08-05 12:05:43
TRIFA KRALJU
2014-08-05 01:03:32
Good move, NiP would lose to them if not -fiffy +allu
2014-08-05 01:09:44
GO KASSA
2014-08-05 01:13:08
who is it
2014-08-05 01:20:26
haters from hltv talk about achievements of some team who qualified for 250k tour and they are unknown
2014-08-05 01:23:11
if we go 1 year back, no one had coatch! why da fuck do you need it now???
2014-08-05 01:37:49
Better communication and better tactic initiation.
2014-08-05 01:57:55
Cannot wait to see what happens.

I will follow these guys just to see what impact a coach can have.

Post edited 2014-08-05 01:47:13
2014-08-05 01:45:44
Gl
2014-08-05 01:54:08
ummm. 16-0 all matches :>
2014-08-05 01:59:02
Wolf TOP 1 now! :D
2014-08-05 02:01:13
did someone see them already ? are they any good ?
2014-08-05 02:07:53
So Wolf is up against NiP in the group stage... Only way they can even hope to get out is if HR knocks down Epsilon (makes it HR vs NiP and Epsilon vs Wolf), and even then I don't see them winning vs HR or NiP. Wolf has no hope for this tournament. I guess that it's the thought that counts. It'll at least be nice to see how the Indian scene looks internationally.
2014-08-05 02:16:43
Rofl..0:16all matches
2014-08-05 02:18:27
http://www.twitch.tv/lordnod/c/4761482

they look good
2014-08-05 02:18:33
lol someone from other team is called virtual.byaliiii
2014-08-05 08:52:57
Way to Go Boyz... lets do it :)
2014-08-05 02:58:09
I am so happy, Thanks a lot to ESL, Kassad and HLTV.... Team Wolf, you can make the difference ! Stronger India - STRONGER E-SPORTS!
2014-08-05 03:01:09
even the tables looked like dead wood :)
2014-08-05 04:03:21
Check out below all these 3 pics are also from a lan tournament which happens twice a year in India

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yQXMWsHcyYU/UAZkL9qbWEI/..
http://byoc.in/18/images/aboutbyoc.jpg
http://www.indiaprwire.com/downloads/photo/201306/..

Said it many times and will say it again just get f**kn over IGC it was fault of organizers and not Indian gamers so please stop judging them on the basis of that

Post edited 2014-08-05 15:12:02
2014-08-05 15:11:15
LOL ? what are you doing mate?

Trying to hammer some sense into HLTV users?

It aint happening bro....let them have whatever impression they have..who the fuck cares ?
2014-08-05 15:56:18
this
2014-08-06 06:52:43
rofl
2014-08-05 06:48:05
Wolf. STRONKKKKK
2014-08-05 03:03:14
what a waste of time
2014-08-05 03:11:27
i think its waste of money really, the plane ticket is like 1000 dolars or something?
2014-08-05 03:21:02
Probably more.
2014-08-05 04:04:00
much more..
2014-08-05 09:12:49
Are they taking from your pocket? Every team struggled at some time. It just you can't give slots to one part of world. Other countries too need a chance. May be they will fail now but in future they may be called Big Dogs. Racism starts here. Would be happy if you had mature thinking. GL
2014-08-05 12:11:48
Did i said something about racism? It's not my money either, i just made suggestion cuz kassad is really best igl on balkan currectly, but that much money for some coaching in CS is too much. I respect India as country and I'm glad to see some new teams making step to top, but ur post is absolute shit, u offenced me without reason, cuz ur are angry on me, i dont see reason for that. Coaching this team with kassad will cost India ESL about 3000 euros, its not precise i dont know really i just guessing, its better to organise some tournament in India with that price fond. But no matter good luck on ESL...
2014-08-05 19:17:44
I'm supporting you on this. That silverx dude is an idiot.
2014-08-06 02:32:06
'i think its waste of money really, the plane ticket is like 1000 dolars or something?'What you man by this?
2014-08-07 21:32:33
MEAN****
2014-08-07 21:33:13
Like i said in previous post i think hiring kassad is waste of money cuz spending that much money for coach in csgo is a stupid thing atleast by me. It's better to invest in higher tournaments in India with higher price pool that CSGO would become popular there. But everyone have their thoughts on this, so its just the way im thinking of, there is no need to insult me...
2014-08-07 21:50:12
Don't bother to watch Wolf's match please.
We don't mind having some less viewers.
2014-08-05 12:08:45
Free frags for Fifflaren!
2014-08-05 04:06:16
lol
2014-08-05 07:10:06
No.
2014-08-06 16:00:34
kassad, one of the best igl. Hope to see some positive impact. Gl mote and co.
2014-08-05 04:37:07
best of luck to them! such a tough group though
2014-08-05 05:16:54
can't wait to watch the Indian strats. \o/
2014-08-05 06:00:50
ok gl
wolf living our dream, do not spoil it.
2014-08-05 06:06:36
Wolf OP!
2014-08-05 06:19:55
Gooo Wolf
2014-08-05 06:54:36
..and now he will travel to Mumbai, India where he will coach the biggest underdogs of the $250,000 tournament.

This seriously looks like the plot of a very cheesy Adam Sandler movie °°___

Post edited 2014-08-05 07:48:06
2014-08-05 07:46:51
LMFAO it does
2014-08-05 08:53:45
last second defuse to make it out of the groups?
2014-08-05 13:13:39
Any chance to meet kassad and the whole team. I'm in Mumbai for a week at least.
2014-08-05 08:43:25
they are off for germany :)
2014-08-06 06:50:51
Oh! I thought since Kassad is in Mumbai, they might bootcamp here. Anyway, Good luck to the team.
2014-08-06 10:12:56
GO GO IBRA
2014-08-05 08:55:07
hahaha D:D:D
2014-08-05 09:33:17
wolf will go undefeated in group kappa
2014-08-05 09:37:16
nty still suck
2014-08-05 09:54:46
wolf to win it all
2014-08-05 10:13:35
AHAHAHAHA
2014-08-05 10:28:19
They are going to win
2014-08-05 11:04:47
yes 2 rounds
2014-08-05 22:49:48
No chance for NiP now.
2014-08-05 11:10:50
something is not fucking right :///////
2014-08-05 11:46:32
go wolf pro :p
2014-08-05 12:37:28
best nick for your comment xD

Post edited 2014-08-05 12:53:12
2014-08-05 12:52:38
:D

Post edited 2014-08-05 12:53:03
2014-08-05 12:52:56
Even though it's a really hard chance that you guys will get through, but at the end, the exposure is always positive for the Indian gaming community.
2014-08-05 13:30:16
you don't have to be a sick player to be a sick coach jesus the kids don't understand
2014-08-05 16:59:32
I wish the best luck to india :)
2014-08-05 17:41:06
RIP WOLFS :(
2014-08-05 19:11:00
I'm watching to much kids posting in this site recently...
2014-08-05 19:17:10
hoping to see some close matches Team wolf GL!!
2014-08-05 19:51:16
1st coach for indian gaming team??
2014-08-05 19:54:57
yea i guess
2014-08-06 06:49:36
Good to see that they take it very seriously but they should've hired Van Gaal instead.
2014-08-05 19:55:44
He izz too busy with united pre season :D

Liverpool and Madrid Rekt :)
2014-08-06 07:05:35
Where's iBRA?
2014-08-05 23:19:02
Tejas "Ace" Sawant = iBRA
2014-08-05 23:26:19
GL Wolf!
2014-08-05 23:25:42
i know Ace great player!!!!
2014-08-06 00:51:00
by: pfx
#205
gl!
2014-08-06 12:40:52
please cum again
2014-08-06 16:05:29
So many people out there just laughing on them, no life, wasting time on comments related arguments. They are playing ESL One Cologne, no matter win or lose, they made it till their and earned respect and negative fucktards like you are just sitting on your computers wasting time and money. Passing comments is easy, having talent to go their is not. So it would be better if you improve your game than laughing on others. GL HF :)
2014-08-06 19:06:39
+11111111111111111111
2014-08-07 03:15:21
nice story bro
2014-08-07 14:50:43
+1
2014-08-07 22:01:46
gl
2014-08-07 21:33:21
ez for mts
2014-08-07 22:07:16

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